Remember when you were a kid, and you were sure there was a monster under your bed or in your closet? You lived in fear until your mom or dad came in and turned on the lights to show you nothing was there. As adults those monsters still exist in our head, but it’s no […]

You never know the day your world is going to start crumbling.  You wake up, just like any other day, and start going about your business. And then a moment happens. Maybe it’s a phone call, or a knock on the door or a news alert or the sound of brakes or a horn before […]

There are a few things in life most people dread: Public speaking A root canal The “we need to talk” speech For many people another one that’s at the top of the list is thinking about and dealing with their finances. In fact, almost 50% of Americans would rather endure a painful dentist visit than […]

One year ago, today I sat by my friend’s bedside at the hospice house as she actively started to transition to the other side. Months prior she had asked me to be with her at the end and I promised I would be. At that time, I think she was afraid of transitioning, but we […]

You can be a caregiver and also care for yourself. There’s a look that comes over caregivers that allows us to spot one another – it’s the look of exhaustion.  A dullness in our eyes and usually a sallowness in our skin.  Being a caregiver is emotionally and physical exhausting. I remember when I first […]

Let’s agree that marriage isn’t easy.  It’s a lesson in compromise, trust, patience, and perseverance.  I’m not sure if most people really consider their marriage vows – in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer. My marriage to my second husband tested this to its limits. I met Greg on Match.com and we […]

For the majority of my adult life I have been an entrepreneur.  I started my first business at the age of 24 – a public relations boutique in Los Angeles focused on commercial production. I built it into a six-figure business with clients on both coasts.   By 28 I had sold it to a multi-national […]

Twenty-three years ago, my first-born child, Connor, died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  He was born in April and I’ll always remember how incredibly significant that first Mother’s Day was for me.  Little did I know at the time that the next Mother’s Day I would be hiding in my house with a torrent of […]

As a blogger, I get compensated for some of my posts when I discuss a product and someone purchases it. This is my job and how I get paid. I will not, however, recommend or discuss a product that I don’t feel is of benefit or value to my readers. My thoughts on these products […]

For those of you who follow my blog you know that my 22-year-old son Spencer is Intellectually Disabled and my husband Greg has Primary Progressive MS and is confined to a power chair. For those of you who aren’t familiar with my story, Greg is my second husband and was only diagnosed 4 weeks after […]